Monday, July 4, 2016

A walk in the park

Part of the attraction of moving our little family to Brooklyn was having more than 500 acres of beautiful Prospect Park as our back garden.

When I first visited the park I was struck by how such a large green and peaceful space with sweeping meadows, waterfalls and a lake (the only lake in Brooklyn) could exists so close to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

Central Park’s less famous little sister, both parks were designed by famous architect duo Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. Its said that Central Park was just the dress rehearsal and Prospect Park the star of the show as they were able to iron out all the mistakes made the first time round.

Although Central Park is pretty fab, so not sure what the kinks are!

The park is perfect for families as you will find Prospect Park Zoo, a band shell that hosts free summer concerts, an ice rink, plenty of sporty facilities and not to mention the amazing playgrounds.

When the sun first came out a few weeks ago, B and I grabbed some bubbles, crayons, sandwiches and a rug and headed out for an adventure.

Our hastily scrambled together lunch obviously wasn’t too bad as a squirrel came to investigate and stole one of our bananas. I’m not even sure if its safe for squirrels to eat bananas!

We also saw several adorable chipmunks as we explored some of the walkways but unfortunately no photos, as they were too quick.

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